Who is the best aesthetic candidate for DIEP flap breast reconstruction?

Women who are mildly or slightly overweight with some extra tissue in their abdomen and are having one or both breasts removed are ideal candidates for DIEP flap reconstruction. The DIEP flap has a better chance of matching the appearance of the other breast, and removing tissue from the lower abdomen can give a “tummy tuck” effect that will improve the body contour.